Keezy Young

Keezy Young

Keezy is a gamer, illustrator, and designer. Her background is in teaching and tutoring kids from ages 9 to 19, and she's led workshops for young women in STEM. She is also holds a certificate in teaching English. Her first memory of gaming is when her dad taught her to play the first Warcraft when she was five. You can find her at Key of Zee and on Twitter @KeezyBees.

Adult Gamers: Why You Shouldn't Grow Up

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“Grow Up!”

How many older gamers have been told to abandon their favorite activities because it’s all just kid stuff? It usually starts when geeks are in their teens, but sometimes earlier. Comics are for kids! Action figures are such a waste of time! Video games are for 12-year-old boys!  Aside from the fact that “video games are for 12-year-old boys” is a. sexist and b. fundamentally untrue, it also paints a world where adults aren’t allowed to like kids’ media.

Becky Chambers, freelance writer and “full time geek,” argues against the notion that being passionate about something makes a person childlike or immature.  Read More